Can You “Strive for Five” When You Pledge?

People wonder what they “should” pledge. That is entirely your decision, of course, but here are some data points to help.

Our pledge income is around $350,000 per year, which means the average pledge is around $1,400. Half of our members pledge more than $1,300 per year, and half pledge less.

All that adds up to “not-quite-as-much-as-we-need.” For a simple reference, we suggest that members Strive for Five by aspiring to give 5% of their adjusted gross income. This aspiration is to make us all reflect on what the Fellowship needs to thrive, and why we give.

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